Bear Facts Des Moines Area Community College
"Voice of the Boone Campus"
April 30, 1997
Volume XXV, Issue
A fond farewell
Graduates to say good-bye to DMACC
By Mark H. Williams
Bear Facts Staff
Good-bye! Adios! Au Revoir! So
Long! ' Adeus! Arrivederchi! Cioa Bella!
Adieu! Auf Wiedersehen! Addo!
These are some of the sounds that will
be heard in the halls on March 9 at 10
a.m., as approximately 165 students
graduate from Boone DMACC.
Commencement exercises will be held
in the gymnasium. All family, staff and
friends are invited to the ceremony.
Major Timothy E. Orr, 1981 graduate
of DMACC, will be the commencement
speaker. Maj. Orr is an 18-year veteran
of the Army National Guard, currently
stationed at Camp Dodge in Johnston.
Graduate, Dana R. Hesser will give
the welcoming address.
Ms. Wanda Goeppinger, president of
the Boone Campus Foundation, will present the awards and scholarships to the
recipients. Executive Dean of the Boone
. Campus, Kriss Philips, will then confirm
the awards.
The "National Anthem" and "Believe
in Yourself," will be performed by adjunct music instructor, Jim Loose, accompanied by David Howell.
A reception for the graduates will fal-
low the commencement in the L.W.
Courter center. Coffee, punch and cookies, will be served.
Parents, family and guests are asked to
be in the auditorium and in their seats by
10 a.m. There should be plenty of seating
for all that want to attend.
Students participating in the graduation exercises are asked to meet in the
DMACC theater by 9 a.m. The graduates
will then receive their caps and gowns
and given final instructions for the ceremony.
Following the ceremonies, gradu-
Bear Facts asks ates are to return thcir caps and gowns to
thc theater. The tasscl and any honor
cord graduates receive are theirs to keep.
Preceding the graduation ceremony,
at 7:30 .a.m., the 14 Annual Graduation
Breakfast will be held at the Boone Golf
and Country Club. All graduates are
invited to attend, free of charge. All additional guest may purchase tickets for $5
each. Tickets should be purchased at the
main ofice from George Silberhorn,
Sharon Blaskey or Sandi Johnson.
If you havc further questions, please
stop by the main desk, or call 1-800-3622127, and ask for the Boone Campus.
So, how was your first year? By Patrice Harson
Bear Facts Staff
As the fiery brilliance of Comet HaleBopp exits our spring sky, so will the vigorous determination and fresh attitudes of
many students and faculty on DMACC's
Boone Campus as the semester comes to a
When registering for thls semester five
months ago, maiy first-year students
weren't sure which direction their grade
point average was headed, and seasoned
instructors were curious to see how well
their first-year counterparts would adapt.
Initial doubts concerning our abilities
have now either been reduced or reinforced. Those searching for the DMACC
enthusiasm that somehow may have been
lost along the way may relocate their
original conviction by asking a newly instated DMACCian, "So, how was your
first year on Boone Campus?"
Kathleen Brice would definitely give
a positive response to this question because she is this year's recipient of The
Hartley Award. This honor, given each
year to the highest ranking student upon
completion of the freshman year in Arts
and Science or Business Curricula, was
established in 1980 by Mr. and Mrs. William Hartley, former instructors at the
DMACC, Boone Campus.
Success hasn't come easy for Brice. "I
wish 1 would have shot a little higher and
Kathleen Brice
chosen my major sooner," said Brice.
"Math gave me trouble in high school,
but then I made myself study harder, and
it worked!" Brice's increase in confidence helped improve her math grades-and as evidenced by her *recent award-&rmed her achievement in other areas
as well.
A Boone native and Associate of Arts
student, Brice's initial reasons for choosing DMACC were its location and its low
tuition. She also wanted to live at home
and stay close to her 17-year-old sister,
Julie, a high school student also taking
classes at DMACC. Since making that
decision, Brice discovered that it's the
Boone Campus instructors that made
DMACC the best choice for her.
"The instructors are pretty cool here at
DMACC, says Brice. "They'll go out of
their way to help you--even with things
outside your class." Brice recalled an instance when her English instructor helped
her write a scholarship application letter.
She also gratefully remembered the time
her current math instructor was not available, so another instructor who was familiar with that course generously answered
her questions.
Brice believes that it's this kind of extra effort that helps students excel, and
she is convinced that this attitude should
be carried outside the classroom. Brice
says, "I love to sing and I believe that we
need a choir on Boone Campus. We
need more student involvement at
Brice is interested in joining the
Chamber Choir at Graceland University
in Lamoni, Iowa. She hopes to transfer to
Graceland in the fall of 1998 where she
will major in biology and minor in
chemistry. If things go well, she may
eventually double her major with these
two courses.
And Brice is well on her way to
achieving those goals. She'll bc picking
up at least ten credits this summer, which
won't leave much time for a summer vacation unless she can squeeze in a short
respite between semesters. Brice says she
doesn't want to miss any class time because a student misses irreplaceable in-
formation whcn missing class.
"Tcachcrs will changc thc syllabus, SO
you nccd to bc thcrc," warns Bricc. Her
advicc to othcr students is: "Usc thosc
small private dcsks in thc DMACC library. At home I have so many distractions But at the private desks in the library, no one secs you, so you're not interrupted. You can bury your head and
Deana Stevens, a nursing student on
Boone Campus, knows all about distractions. Nine years ago, she was accepted
to the DMACC nursing program but declined. She married and started her family instead. Her 9-year-old daughter,
Deana Stevens
Continued on p. 9
Nursing students give presentation to
elementaw school in Ames
This has bccn an cxtrcmely fast and
very good school year We servcd ovcr
1000 studcnts We providcd top quality
education and scrvicc to our students.
For the students transferring to othcr
schools, t wish you succcss. For students
going out lo work, I hopc you have a
happy life and makc a lot of money. For
returning students next )all. I will bc
looking fonvard to seeing you again. For
summer school students, I'll see you soon.
Rcmember men's baseball and
women's softball between now and the
end of this semcstcr.
Semester in review
Joyce Ellsbury shows a student how the heart works.
Ellsbury was parl of the Health Fair held by the Nursing
Department at St. Cecelia's school in Ames.
Ken Clark takes the blood presure of a student as his
friends watch, Clark was a member of the nurses
giving presentations at St. Cecelia School in Ames.
Professor studied past
through archaeological digs
By Lorraine Powell
Bear Facts Staff
Lcc McNa~r anthropology and
sociology profcssor at DMACC's Boonc
Campus traccs his professional cholcc
back to the 4th gradc when hc rcn~clnbcrs
studying about carly pcoplc and bcing
curious about pas1 culturc and its
relationship to the present.
McNair rcccivcd his B.A. in
anthropology and his M.A. in soc~ology
and anthropology from the University of
Missouri at Columbia.
A1 thc University of Missouri's licld
school In 196 1. hc parlicipa~cdin his first
dig of an Indian site - a m miss our^" tribc
village from onIy a few hundrcd vcars
In 1962 he was an archcological
assistant for the Museum of the Grcat
Plains in Lawton, Ok. He helped excavate
an imperial Mammoth from the Ice Age
(10,500 B.C.). McNair found a stone
spear point that the Paleo-Indian people
had thrust in next to the elephant's rib as
they hunted it.
Later, working as an archeological
laborer for the university, he participated
in the dig at the Little Osage Village of
While employed as a teaching
assistant at Trinidad State Junior College
in Colorado, he helped to excavate a U.S.
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Lee McNair
worked on Anasazi (Pueblo) ruins.
He wrote his master's research on the
"Cultural Sequence o i Jakie Shelter"
which was a rock shelter wherc Indian
people lived in southwest il?issouri dating
back to 5000 B.C. McNair reporls that there are three main parts to archaeological field study:
1) surveying or finding the site. 2)
excavating or digging the site, and 3)
interpreting or analyzing the artifacts and
their relationship to the culture.
He states that the whole purpose of
archaeology is "to help understand the
understanding the past, people are bctter
able to plan fortheir future and the futurc
of their w ~ r l dsa1.d
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Boone Campus--Phi Beta Lambda,
DMACC's professional business organization, has been very busy this semester.
PBL started out in February with a Valentine's bake sale and the Mexican Fiesta. Pat Thieben and Cindy Miller
helped to organize the fiesta.
In March, many of our members participated in the State Leadership Conference that was held here on campus. Amy
Richards was elected as State Vice President and Cindy Miller was elected as
State Secretary. Our members placed in
many of the events. On March 20, PBL
held an Easter bake sale and raffle. Also
in March, we sold items from Randy's
April has been another busy month.
Five of the officers traveled to Ankeny for
a Leadership Luncheon. On April 24
and May 1, PBL is serving Pizza from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be a graduation social honoring the members that are
graduating. This social will be from
12:OO until 1 p.m. at Hickory Park in
Ames. In addition, we are raffling off a
picnic basket full of goodies--all proceeds
will go to the March of Dimes.
We invite new members and hope you
will join us next year to make an even
greater P h Beta Lambda. Let us locate your next
apartment at no charge.
424 5th St. Ames
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Moses Lueth
Bear Facts Staff
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It niakes us sad to see modern cyruclsm consuming Important soclai values such as
citizenship and comm~~nity
involvement. It gems that society expects things to get
done and Issues to be dcalt wth, 'tve want, want, want," but in return we axe not
willing to voluhtecr our serviccs to make the job a little easier. But when things are not
done to aur satisfaction, we have no problem complaining.
Citizenship means that as citizens of this great country, we all have an obligation, a
CIVICduty if you will, to help keep t h s country great, and to seIllessly contribute to its
hrnrnunity lnvofvement means that we need to put away our cynicism, and
remember those people who, for no apparent reason, and out of the goodncss of their
heads, helped us shape our lives and get where we are today. teachers, ministers,
neigb,b~xs,family, and Mends, Pgw, j ~ ? w , Q t~&elp
~ 8 9ut our cornmuxlities,,
In order for us to resolvc our problems, wc must have an open forum to bnng forth
possible suggestions, We understand the time constraints of work, Bmily, and school,
but as a school, we are a community, and as a community, must inleract with one
This may be a little idmlistlc to think that everyone could or should be out there
volunfecring thdr services, but when you can't volunteer yourself, take the time to
thank those who could Even though the Spring Fling didn't come off the way it was
supposed to, a lot of people worked hard to organize this event
Because of some perslstenf students and George Silberhorn, we did enjoy some good
fwd. Thanks to Jon Yandcrs, lead singer for 'Uric More Roadside Attraction," a
DMACC student, for going without sleep and rounding up the guys on such stton
notice; we enjoyed 90 minutes of good entertainment. Thanks to Kriss Philips and
You know it's been a rough week at DMACC when-Terry Jarmeson for running the band's contract through the red tape so quickly. And
extreme gratitude to the Smdent Action Board for financing the event,
Your friends offerto pay for an evening out, and you respecthlly decline so you can reStop one of the Lkolunteers"andgive hlrn or hex a liUte recognition; they deserve it,
tire early.
It's nice fo know that things yau try to do for other people afen'f forgotten,
The multitude of memory-stimulating reminders you've written to yourself are all
grammatically correct.
You frantically race down the long hallway to the rest room--sit down--and pull out a
Letter Policl
Letters should be no longer than 200 words.
Going home and doing the dishes piled high in the sink seems like a relaxing thing to
Vol. XXV-----Issue #14
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210 and slipped under the door, e-mailed to
Irately, you call Ron Erickson over to your computer because nothing will come up on
published bi-weekly at Des Moines Area
jrlavi1leQdmacc.cc.ia. us or mailed in care of
your screen. He smiles politely and calmly points to the onloff switch.
Community College, 1125 Hancock Drive.
the college. The Bear Facts reserves the
Instead of turning in your completed exam you accidentally hand the instructor your
Boone, IA 50036 (515) 433-5092. The Bear
right to edit as necessary for libelous
Facts is distributed free to all DMACC
content, profanity, copyfitting, grammatical
most recent issue of MAD Magazine, and neither one of you notices.
students, staff and alumni, or a subscription
or spelling errors and clarity.
In a fit of frustration you randomly throw your pencil across the classroom and it lodges
can be purchased at the annual rate of $10 to
in your Psch. instructor's forehead.
the general public. Editorial and advertising
=or- ark H. Williams
Between morning classes you sit down on a comfortable couch in the L.W. Courter
offices of The Bear Facts are located in
A s s e n t Editor--Lorraine Powell
Center. The next thing you know, you'feel an eerie presence and a maintenanceenginyr
Room #210. 2nd floor of the academic
News Editor--Charles Whiteing
Arts & ~ntertainment--~harl~nn'~c~erren
asks. "You going to spend the night, or can I go home now?"
Editorial Policy
Sports--Jon Yanders. Moses Lueth
While wandering aimlessly in the small DMACC parking lot, you decide to reserve
The Bear Facts welcomes all lettars in an
Reporter-- Woo-Im Jang. Sharon Hughes
some funds fiom the student loan you requested for entrance to ISU and purchase a
attempt to provide a .forum for the many
homing device for your car.
diverse views of the campus. The views
Columnists--Melinda Gorman. Patrice
After telling advisors and counselors a hmdred times that you're not going to the
expressed in the Bear Facts are not
graduation ceremonies,you decide that shopping for a graduation outfit isn't such a bad
necessarily the views or endorsements of
Advisor--Jan LaVille
Des Moines Area CommunityCollege or the
idea after all.
Executive Dean--Kriss Philips
So, 1am sitting here trying to pull a McGyver and make an improbable situation
into probable one. Circumstances have it that a certain someone let all their
homework pile up like dirty laundry. And now with a week remaining 1 have some
decisions to make: 1 I could explain that I am suffering from a slacker syndrome,
thus prohibiting me from completing all projects, tests, and chores. 2. I could
intentionally break my writing arm, making me incapable of completing all projects,
tests, and chores. Not to mention pull in sympathy points from strangers, family, and
teachers 3 Sleep. .nap at 15 minute intervals like the mad genius Leonardo DaVinci
and spend the remaining hours furiously cramming one semesters make-up work into
a week of restless anxious na~l-b~ting
In all reality, any path taken w~llbe long and strenuous. Anyhow, the lesson
der~vedfrom this scenario is that the responsibility rests upon the individual's
shoulder, and decisions made will have an affect. Maybe not in the immediate present
time, but in future ordeals. I now realize in hindsight that it is a matter of prioritizing
Learn to portion your time A list of goals of things that need to be accomplished
should be written down and posted (post it notes) in can't miss places: TV, frig,
bathroom mirror, shower(1aminated). This reinforces and triggers you to act upon
completing the tasks that need to be done. Divide the list into must do and can wait. ,
That way th~ngsof importance have first priority. It is OK to say no to friends, let
them understand "All play and no work leads to the unemployment line." Organize, it
does work. Th~ngsare much more clearer and more efficient when there is set way to
go about doing them. And if you start the day by making your bed, the rest will fall
into place Making the bed IS a step to organization. It prepares you for the routine
and a daily ritual becomes habit and overlaps into everyday actions.
St~ll,the most important factor is executing the plan. Don't say it, do it. actions
speak louder than words. Alas, my job is done, I have preached a wordy sermon. I
leave you with an inspirational quote taken from I don't know where. "Be an
organizer, be a doer, be a thinker, be a helper, be a persuader, be creative." Sounds
like a Calvin Klein advertlsment Have a peaceful summer and (insert cliche). .Just be,
.Just do lt 7
Bear Facts
Bear Facts editorial board.
"Good Luck Graduates!"
Bear Facts Staff
Printer--Boone News Republican
By Patrice Harson Bear Facts Staff We have upon us a new social situatlon; divorced mothers who, after
thoughtful consideration and discussjon
with family members, decide to make the
step traditionally taken by divorced husbands and move away from their children, leaving the father in the role of
custodial parent.
With each new decade and the everrising divorce rate in our country, Parents
and their children are continually challenged by family ~ssuesrarely experienced prior to the 1970's. Social situations that were once considered taboo are
now becoming more familiar, albeit not
comfortable, for many American families.
TWOyears following the end of my 16Year marriage, I moved 150 miles away
from my daughters, and every day I question how this journey will affect my life
and my daughters' lives. If our wellbeing 1s to withstand this new challenge
Set before us, my daughters and I will
need to remind ourselves regularly of the
solid reasoning involved in making this
In many ways, being only eight miles
away from my children and not being allowed to see them was more difficult than
being the 150 miles away that 1 am now.
The first two years of my divorce, Nicole
and Kristine were with me more than
two-thirds of the time. Then, without
warning or explanation, my ex-husband
gradually began to exclude me from their
lives. Over a three-month period, he
continued to involve me less and less in
parenting decisions, and he insisted the
childrenspend more time with him.
Past health problems and a low income prevented me from hiring a lawyer,
and I was forced to be content with seeing
my daughters as often as my ex-husband
dictated. I really didn? know what to do
with myself at this point. My life evolved
around my daughters, and I was lost
without them.
Five months passed as my daughters
neared adolescence and became more involved with their school activities and
friends, and they decided that spending
more time with their father was not such
a bad idea.
Sometimes, our children are our best
teachers; my daughters had moved on,
and Mom decided it was time for her to
do the same. Realizing that Wikki and
Kristi were in the compassionate hands of
their highly capable father. I decided it
was tlme, finally, to take control of my
"Taking control of my life" meant attempting to fulfill a dream I've had since
my junior year In high school. A1 age 17.
I had big plans of following my brother's
footsteps by joining the Navy. I wanted
to become a photojournalist and see the
world. However, as John Lennon sang,
"Life is what happens to you while you're
busy making other plans."
Since the Navy isn't too interested in
recruiting women of my maturity, the
logical choice was to pick a college and
restart my life. I've been an Iowa'farm
girl all my life, ~ l t h o u g hit would be
nice to see other parts of the country, at
this time in my existence, I couldn't
imagine calling any other state my home.
Realizing that I wanted to remain an
Iowa resident, my next decision was
which direction to move, One thought reentered my conscience consistently while
weighing my options: What kind of
mother leaves her children behind?
If it were up to me, my girls would go
with me, but this was not my choice, The
next best thing was to choose a place that,
although they would not be physically
present the majority of the time, my
daughters would, at least, be with me in
spirit. I decided I would choose a location that could become my children's
"other home,"
I was as f a r north as I could get and
still be an Iowan, so going south seemed
like the logical choice. My fourteen-yearold daughter, Nicole, has always shown
great interest in the arts. As a toddler,
her first coherent sentence came when,
with pen and paper in hand, she aPproached me and said, "I 'ite, Mommy, I
'ite," meaning, "I write,. Mommy, I
write." Anything performed fascinated
her, whether it was being read to out
loud, the simplest of plays performed at
her elementary school, songs vocalized
off-key by her less than talented mother
or, preferably, those sung brilliantly by
her favorite Sesame Street characters.
Like a child in awe of the novelty not
of my possession, 1 have always enjoyed
the arts as well. and I recalled stories told
by my brothers and their wives as they
reflected on their college days at Iowa
State University and the abundance of
entertaining concerts, museums, and
varying cultural opportunities the Des
Moines and Ames area offered them
when they took up residence there. I decided that this would be a wonderful atmosphere to expose Nicole to. I decided I
may be on to something worthy of continued consideration and investigated
1 was afraid Iowa State University was
an unrealistic aspiration, and after
studying on my own for the ACT'S, I discovered my fear was well-founded. I decided I needed to do what my brother,
Paul, did and start small with a smaller
college. After some discussion with
Letter to the editor -Letter to the Editor -I want to use this opportunity to
publicly thank Jan LaVille for her caring
and consistent help in editing articles 1
have written for the Bear Facts school
newspaper these past 1 and 112 years.
During the time I have been On Bear
Facts, Jan has proved to be an invaluable
instmmenl of getting the Paper out no
circumstances were. At times it seemed
impossible, but somehow, the impossible
always became possible.
Thank you, Jan, for all the personal
help and suggestions you have given me
about my writing and my writing goals.
Lorraine Powelk
DMACC Boone Campus student
Thanks to all the clubs and organizations
who have kept the L.W. Courter Center Snack
Bar open over the noon hour since it was prematurely closed. With the winding down, I,
like many other students, are spending more
time on campus honing and refining papers
and projects whose deadlines are looming ever
.It's nice not to have to spend more time
money leaving campus to energize myself
with inexpensive brain food. I would much
rather give my money to a campus affiliated
organization than to Micky D's any day, and
these clubs have earned it.
It is not easy to prepare a large amount of
food and serve it, so next time instead of
leaving the campus, support and thank those
inthe snack bar,
Now if the library and computer lab could
only stay open on Saturdays before finals...but
that is another letter.
Joanne Dudgeon, Boone Campus student
to be a photojournalist, and I would like
to go back to school, which means a move
to Boone.
Nicole just about fell over with excitement, and Kristi's eyes lit up at the
mention of Boone.
My adolescent
daughters, who reflected more maturity
then their mother did at age 30, were
thrilled, supportive, and just plain wonderful.
What kind of mother leaves her children behind? I don't know. What I do
know is that I am the kind of mother who
has learned a great deal from life's lessons and, because of this knowledge, I
have earned my daughters' respect. I will
continue to make decisions concerning
what is best for my children. Of course,
I won't always be right.
There will come a time when my
daughters will need to come to terms with
their parents' mistakes; and I have faith
that, once again, they will find the freewould someday become...an actress? a dom experienced when discovering what
teacher? an astrologer? an archeologist? it means to respect oneself enough to
a photojournalist? Yes, girls, Mom wants "move on."
friends, I heard about Des Moines Area
Community College. The next decision
was which campus to choose.
In the summer of 1996 my I 1-year-old
daughter, Kristi, spent a week at a
YMCA camp near Boone, and she had
the time of her life. Nine years ago on a
RAGBRAI expedition I pedaled my way
through Boone and recalled the beauty of
its landscape, as well as its people. It
sounded inviting, so. I made plans to revisit this wonderful community.
While in Boone, I took the DMACC
asset test. I have concluded that the only
ability one needs to pass the DMACC asset test is the ability to read. Still, I
didn't do all that well, but I was accepted
and the time had come to tell my daughters that Mom was planning to move.
Mom cooked a special meal that
night ...pizza. The three of us laughed
while dreaming of the future and what we
Hot jobs & hot fields
By George Silberhorn
Contributing Writer
To break into a career you want, you
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therapist, product designer, paralegal.
Some community college students are
becoming "techies" - sometimes called
"gold collar" workers - who are
grounded in math and science, computer
literate, and armed with basic writing
More of job outlook to 2005
Business management (accounting,
financial, marketing, etc.); engineering;
mathematicians and scientists; legal, social, and religions (economists, social
workers, lawyers, ministers, priests,
rabbis, psychologists, urban planners);
teachers, librarians, counselors; health
practitioners (all areas); communication
(public relation specialists, radio announcers, reporters, writers); visual arts;
technicians (air traffic controllers.
broadcast, computer, drafting. engineering, science, paralegal); administrative
support (bookkeepers, accounting clerks
and technicians, receptionists, secretaries, word processors); law enforcement;
agriculture; sales; food and beverage;
personal services, construction and excavation; production; transportation.
Advice for preparing for a career is
consistent from labor consultants: become computer literate; learn to communicate well througli writing and
speaking; develop logic and reasoning
capacity (take challenging, 'lough"
courses); learn to express yourself
clearly and persuasively: and in a world
where change is the only constant, the
most valuable skill of all is the ability to
continue learning.
Just before you take a test$Or during the
test itself, do you spend a lot of time worrying about your performance? Do YOU exp e a to do poorly on the test no matter how
much time you spend in preparation7
You think to yourself and tell yourself how
poorly you're doing?
These statements or "self-talk" are often
errors and act as barriers to
your performance. At this moment- listen
to what you say to others and to yourself
Ask yourself the question:
is m*"What am I
ing it harder for me perform
On this
Remind yourself that you are a player
in the game of testing and that stress is a
part of the game. Stress and the test performance are related to each other.
An appropriate level of stress achlalIy
helps YOU do better; excessive stress turns
Class Time
Exam Time
M o n d a y , M a y 5, 1997 (Monday/ Wednesday1 Friday o r m o r e classes)
T u e s d a y , M a y 6, 1997 (Tuesday/Thursday classes)
W e d n e s d a y , M a y 7, 1997 (Monday/Wcdnesdny!Fridq or more classes)
T h u r s d a y , M a y 8, 1997 (TuesdayIThursday classes)
Evening classes will have finals at the day and time of the final
regular class meeting.
m e follm'ng information w s g a t h e r e d m 6
Movin' On, 1997 Edition; &,January 20, 1997;
f i e Job Hunting Handbook-Job Outlook to 2005;
1997 Nando.Ner; and 19%-97 Compass.
Manage t e s t anxiety
By WmIm Jang
Bear Facts Staff
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into panic and inhibits performance. Stress
preparation well ahead of time. heart pounding or the physiological
Cramming is an ineffective study symptoms of stress? Here are some ways
can manifest itself and impede test perstrategy that inhibits recall.
to reduce the effects of these symptoms:
formance in two ways; cognitive barriers
Simulate the actual testing condition
Get plenty of sleep the night before the
(thoughts) and physical barriers (body).
while YOU study. Learn how to work
test. If you are overly tired, your abilcowitive barriers to test performance
Begin constructing positive selfsmart and fast before the actual exam.
ity to think clearly a i d to remember
s&tements to replace counterPerform a dress rehearsal- time youreffectively will be affected.
self and work without reference to
Avoid stimulants like coffee or sugar
productive and negative self-talk. Use
your notes or text.
them while you study and take e m s
prior to the test. Skip your morning
Allow yourself plenty of the time to
(e.g.; I've been to the lectures, done
coffee and don't eat that sweet roll.
get to the place of the test.
the homework- I can do this!)
These substances lead to chemical
Don't stand or sit around and talk
Remind yourself of past successes and
about the text with others Just before
how well you've prepared. Praise
at a balanced diet. Try to eat any
the exam: 'calmly reflect o n what
yourself for the things you have.done
carbohydrates like cereal or fresh fruit
you've learned.
correctly and are doing correctly.
before the test.
Visualize success--see yourself passing During the exam, don't panic if others are
Learn to relax. Take time to learn
exam, the course, and getting your others
and you're
be upsethas
and what
you do.
works the
you. Theprocess
Consider the worst and also the real hislher Own pace! Listen to your drummer,
choose should feel comfortable, be
importance ofthis exam in the greater not someone else's.
brief, and be the type YOU could do in
Physical barriers to test performance
the testing room in front of others.
scheme of life.
Just before you take,a test or during the
Make sure you are prepared! The key test itself, do you experience sweaty palms,
to g o d performance is adequate stomach or bowel panics, racing pulse,
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Boone DMACC students honored for student leadership By Charles Whiteing
Bear Facts Staff
Students from DMACC's Boone
campus. as well as select students from
every DMACC campus, were honored on
Wednesday, April 16. on the Ankeny
campus when the DMACC Alumni Association sponsored a Student Leader
Recognition Luncheon. The luncheon
was to recognize students who were
nominated by their student club or organization advisors 'for leadership above
and beyond the call of a student.
The luncheon was prepared by the
Ankeny campus's culinary arts students.
Dlxle Pierce. President of the DMACC
Alumni Association. then opened by welcoming the students and introducing the
guest speaker, Polk County's County Attorney John P. Sarcone.
Sarcone addressed three things that he
believes are important to a good leader,
leadership, community involvement, and
citizenship. Sarcone said that leadership
is something that should not be done for
the purpose of personal recognition, but
something a person should use to do a job
and do it well.
Sarcone went on to explain how community involvement is an important role
of a leader. He told an anecdote from his
own experience about when he was fresh
out of law school. Even though he had
plenty of opportunities to make a lot of
money, he decided that he was going to
become a public defender. Although the
job didn't pay all that well, Sarcone remembered the personal satisfaction he felt
knowing that he was giving his services
back to the community.
Lastly, Sarcone talked about citizenship, and how values such as integrity
and honesty are important in a good
Following Sarcone's delivery, Pierce
and Pat Warner, vice-president of the
DMACC Alumni Association, began the
certificate presentation. The Boone campus awards were presented as follow^:
Student Action Board members were
Theresa Johnson, Charles Whiteing,
Anlie Herrick, and Nick Vogel; Bear
Facts members, Patrice ' Harson, Mark
Williams, Moses Lueth, Melinda Gorman, and Lorraine Powell; Phi Beta
Lambda awardees Stephanie Larqbert,
Stacie Tolan, Chris Swanson, Sandy
Townsend, Teresa Clark-Espinoza, Amy
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awardee was Shane Moe; and Joanne
Dudgeon was awarded for the Rezoomers.
Boone DMACC students in attendance at the DMACC Student Leadership Luncheon were,
from left to right, (row 1) Melinda Gorman, Patrice Harson, Amy Richards, Stephanie
Lambert, Cindy Miller, Stacie Tolan, (row 2) Charlie Whiteing, Mark Williams, Moses
Lueth, and Teresa Clark-Espinoza. Those who were in,attendance but not pictured above are
Theresa Johnson and Shane Moe.
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First year at DMACC Emilie, and 6-year-old son, Zachary, keep
her extremely busy off-campus, but she's
grateful that her husband, Russ, is so
supportive. "I wouldn't be able to do it
without him," says Stevens.
Born in Ames and a Boxholm resident
since age 6, the location of Boone Campus was a major factor in Stevens' decision to attend DMACC. Stevens says, "I
also heard good comments about the
nursing program at DMACC. Whenever
I asked about the program, I always received positive feedback."
Stevens has relied heavily on contributions since she started attending
DMACC--but not the financial kind. In
1995, she began with one small scholarship and one course, Psychology 101.
The invaluable offerings Stevens refers to
are the study groups she participated in
since starting school full-time in the fall
of '96.
"I participated in a study group with
three other students," says Stevens. "We
studied two to three days a week for 90
minutes to two hours each time we met.
My study partners brought up points from
class that I hadn't thought of. Together
we would go over lecture notes from the
day's classes and from the syllabus pertaining to that day."
Stevens is anxious to continue her
education with hopes of graduating with
an Associate Degree in Nursing in the
spring of 1998. So this summer may be
her last chance for some time to attend
her family reunion held every other year
in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. Her grandmother lives only three blocks from the
Bull Shoals Lake and Stevens plans to do
a little cliff jumping. "Two years ago, I
jumped off a cliff approximately 50 feet
into the water just to prove to my nieces
and nephews that I could do it, and I'll do
it again," says Stevens.
That determination combined with the
ability to recognize alternative means that
ease the difficult task of combining family
time with study time will work in Steven's favor next semester. With 10 credit
hours on her summer schedule Stevens
says, "I'll utilize my resources more. By
resources I mean the Academic Achievement Center, Computer Lab and the
nursing program software that's available
on the DMACC computers. I am taking a
computer literacy course this summer, but
I could have used the software programs
last semester without that knowledge. It
was more a matter of taking the time to
do it, and it would have been worth my
Stevens advises young students to
consider completing their formal education prior to starting a family. "It's hard
to go to school, but it's even harder to
come back after you've been out awhile,"
said Stevens.
Getting back in the classroom
couldn't eventuate fast enough for Lisa
Kahookele, DMACC Adjunct Instructor
on Boone Campus. Kahookele taught
journalism and English at Hempstead
Bergin attended universities in three
Finding daycare for her new son presented a difficult challenge for Kahookele U.S. states before landing at DMACC
when returning to school. Her advice to Bmne Campus. He began in his childnew parents is, ''When choosing daycare, hood home of Kansas where he received
follow your mt. ~f it doesn't feel rieht.
his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife
Biology from Kansas State University.
don't leave your child there."
Between parenthood and classroom, Then he went back to the state he was
Kahookele can be found in the Academic born in and earned his Master's Degree at
Achievement Center helping students the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
with various areas including asset tests, Next, Bergin went on and earned his
high school diploma classes and GED doctorate in biology from Bowling Green
testing. Kahookele encourages students State University at Bowling Green, Ohio.
A student of statistics would calculate
to ask questions related to their English
and composition courses because she real- that Bergin, if vacationing out-of-state,
izes that cooperation is the key to a suc- would most likely choose a summer respite in one of these three states. That stucessful DMACC experience.
Kahookele says, "Serving as an in- dent would be wrong. Bergin will be atstructor at DMACC has been my favorite tending a family reunion in Colorado tojob because of my co-workers. pve never wards the end of June.
worked with people as understanding, as Bergin will know around the first of May
whether or not he'll be teaching classes at
supportive and as patient."
Kahookele says that students who DMACC this summer; however, he will
don't show up for class may want to re- be back on Boone Campus next fall.
Bergin will begin his second year at
think their priorities. "There's no reason
to waste your time, your classmate's time DMACC by making a few changes, beginning with the class schedule. Bergin
or mine," says Kahookele.
Conern for D M A C C ?s~tudents is D ~ . is shifting classes to allow more time for
Tim Bergin's full-time concern. Bergin, lab preparation.
Bergin 1s also creating a new p0Siti0n
a Biology Instructor on DMACC B~~~~
Campus, stresses the importance of stu- for One enterprising DMACC student.
dent attendance, Bergin says, a ~ t l e n d The student's responsibilities will inclass. If you don't, you miss out on a lot clude: helping Bergin set-up the lab,
of information that vou can't Dick uD mixing chemicals, grading, cleaning
glassware and other kinds of lab-related
duties. Students interested in this Microbiology Work Study position should
Lisa Kahookele
High School in Dubuque for two years.
She also worked four semesters for the
Iowa State University Journalism and
Mass Communication Department then
worked one semester for Minority Student
Mairs to earn her Master of Science degree from ISU.
Born in Maui, Kahookele moved with
her family to Hastings, Neb. when she
was four. She received her Bachelor of
Arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before moving to Iowa.
After graduating from ISU, bhookele
worked 18 months for the Boone News
Republican as Lifestyles Editor. Then
she worked 18 months as a copy editor
and on newspaper layout for the Ames
Daily Tribune. Kahookele really missed
the students and missed the teaching assistantship at Iowa State University but
found her way back into the classroom
last January. Kahookele teaches Writing
Skills Review and is adding another developmental course, Study Skills Review,
to her schedule next fall.
Sometime before her fall schedule beDr. Tim Bergin
gins, Kahookele plans to conduct a personal "study skills review" with her two from the textbook and other student's
sisters who live in Denver and Colorado notes. In a school this size. instructors
Springs. She may even have time for a know which students are missing, and
brisk, mountain stroll.
habitual absence doesn't leave a favorable
Kahookele started walking this spring, impression."
and she plans to continue this habit. "A
Bergin urges students to contact the
morning walk helps get my brain warmed instructor by e-mail or voice mail if they
up which helps get me organized," says know that they are going to be gone.
Kahookele. "The rest of the day seems to Bergin says, "If students have problems-go smoother when I walk in the morn- and we all do--whether that problem is
personal or related to education, talk to an
Another improvement Kahookele instructor before the problem becomes too
hopes will materialize soon is currently
on the back burner, but she says that will
Bergin believes DMACC was the right
change by next semester. Kahookele choice for him because the people here
says, "I'll write down more and make
are friendly. Bergin says, "DMACC stumore lists to aid my memory, which has
dents are of a good quality, and I enjoy
reduced some since the birth of my. son."
I teach."
. . . . . the classes
. .
.. ..
..,. . ,
see Bergin and ask plenty of questions.
Bergin says, "Don't be afraid to ask. Students should ask questions. There is no
unimportant question when it comes to
Brad Smith, Accounting Adjunct Instructor on DMACC Boone Campus,
asked Patty Holmes and Nancy Woods his
share of questions while a DMACC student in 90 and 91--and he's grateful that
he did. Holmes was Smith's accounting
instructor, and Woods taught Smith's
Business Calculus coarse.
Brad Smith
(Photo by Moses Lueth)
Jon Yanders jams with his band One More Roadside Attraction during the Spring Fling.
Yanders, a student a DMACC, has performed at the Long Shot, Lost and Found, and
Continued from p. 9
The American Cancer Society will
hold its first Boone Relay for Life from
Friday, May 16 through Saturday, May 17
at the Goeppinger Field in Boone.
The Boone team of runners or walkers
will compete against each other to raise
money for American Cancer patient survivors from the Boone area.
DMACC student, Kara Jensen is the
local chairperson of the planning committee. DMACC nursing instructor, Connie
Booth is the entertainment chairperson
for the committee.
There is a $100 entry fee for each
team and each individual is encouraged to
get their own donations.
There are incentives for each individual raising specific dollar amounts.
Teams can also design costumes, T-shirts,
or hats to distinguish themselves whlle
going around the track.
Jang Bear Facts Staff Not all team members need to be there
for the whole event, but it is encouraged.
Space will be provided for tents, so team
members can rest until it is their turn
again. Local groups will be performing
for entertainment.
There will also be contests throughout
the night, such as best bathrobe and best
boxer shorts. There will be a trophy given
to the team that raises the most money
from donations and an award will be
given to the team with the most spirit in
Booth said, "The Relay for Life
committee expects around 30 teams and
approximately 400 participants. DMACC
will have a student team and faculty team
participating in the relay."
If interested in being on a Boone team,
buying a luminary, donating, or helping
during the event, please contact Jensen
(432-6673) or Booth (433-5070).
First year at DMACC
"They taught me well," says Smith.
"The Boone Campus classroom environment of 20-3d students is ideal. Students
receive a lot of individual attention and
thereby receive a more personalized education, which assists transfer students.
"DMACC provided me with the necessary tools to do well and graduate with
honors from ISU."
After earning his Bachelor's of Business Administration at ISU and obtaining
his Certified Public Accountant Certificate, Smith worked for a C.P.A. firm
which transferred him to North Carolina.
Smith missed Iowa and camc back to
DMACC. He now tcaches 18 credit
hours and will be teaching at both the
Boone and Ankeny campuses this summer. Smith says he will only come back
in the fall as a full-time instructor and
that opportunity "is up in the air at this
Accepting the adjunct position
"opened the door" for Smith and he encourages students to recognize that 99
percent of success is in trying.
"The students who attend class are
making the attempt," says Smith. " I see
students at DMACC who really want to
succeed. When I go home from DMACC
at night, I go home feeling like I did
something worthwhile."
Since Smith can't figure out how to
perform a "Vulcan mind melt," he's
opted for more earthly teaching methods
that he believes students appreciate more.
Smith realizes that a good share of his
students want to learn the subject matter.
However, at times, so much material is
pushed on students so fast that it's almost
impossible for them to keep up.
Smith offered additional class time to
his students when he presented difficult
material. He encouraged voluntary attendance by day students to his identical
evening lecture and visa versa.
In the future, Smith would like to initiate study groups for his students, which
would teach them to focus on what material is most important.
Smith also blends an appropriate
mixture of take-home exams with in-class
exams Smith says, "Students who really
want to do well spend time learning and
studying--and more learning time goes
into the take-home exam.
"I have some students who can answer
the questions in class but not on the inclass exam. When students with test
anxiety can take the test home, that takes
some of the pressure off."
Smith has always wanted to teach and
says, "I appreciate the help my fellow instructors gave me in acclimating to the
teaching environment. There wasn't a
soul here who didn't help me when I
asked for it."
Jam Karanja didn't receive quite this
warm of a DMACC welcome last January
when he stepped out of his airplane and
onto American soil.
Prior to his arrival, Karanja had never
visited the United States. After flying
12,000 miles from his warm native
Kenya, clad only in summer attire,
Karanja was greeted by a minus-60degree-blast of cold Iowa air. The airline
sent his jackets and warm clothes on a
mysterious detour to Detroit--and no
DMACC representatives met him at the
After acquiring much-needed moral
support and reinstated determination
from a call home to Kenya, Karanja spent
the weekend in a Des Moines hotel. Following thoughtful consideration, he purchased an $18 bus ticket to Ames--as opposed to an $800 plane ticket back to Nairobi.
"DMACC should improve their. .way
meeting international students," says ~ a kwhich
~ ~is about
80 miles from his
ca~italof Nairobi. Instead. he'll be vaca-
choice for me. I am very happy with the
instructors on Boone Campus.
"I'll be back next fall, and I will take
But then a DMACC employee from 18 credits hours if I can. Even if it would
Boone Campus, who Karanja calls his mean getting only three hours of sleep a
"Good Samaritan," came to Karanja's day. In high school I took 13 subjects
rescue. Within two days, Kary Woolson, every year, so 18 credits would be easy."
once DMACC part-time employee and
Consultations with Rich Finnestad,
now DMACC student, found some warm Coordinator of Student Services on
clothing for Karanja, introduced him to DMACC Boone Campus, benefited
some Kenya students at Iowa State Uni- Karanja a great deal. Although Karanja
versity and located an apartment in Boone wishes Finnestad happiness in his retirewhere Karanja now lives with an Ameri- ment, Karanja will miss Finnestad very
can DMACC student.
Karanja says, "She (Woolson) really'
Karanja recommends that students
came through." The fact that Woolson choose their credits wisely and says that a
made Karanja feel welcqme--not as a good mixture of social life and student
DMACC official but voluntarily as a life will reduce students' stress.
kind-hearted American--left a favorable
Karanja says, "To succeed, students
and lasting impression with Karanja and must have equal interest in school as they
he is grateful.
would apply in their job."
Taking 14 credit hours his first semester at DMACC has kept Karanja busy and
he's looking forward to some relaxing.
time off. Karanja says the $1600 roundtrip ticket to and from Kenya is too expensive, and he won't.visit his family in
Jam Karanja Mbunz
112 price (Photo by Jon Yanders)
The members of the Bears DMACC Boone Campus baseball team in random order are; Joe
Ohnemus # 2, Jason Pugh # 23, Jon Frank # 20, Mike Heis # 3, Josh Kane # 10, Eric
Russell # 29, Geno Adams # 21, Jon Dennis # 7, Kevin Selway # 12, Brian Colkins # 15,
Matt Fischbach # 26, Mike Laesch # 16, Brandon Bosher # 24, Chadd Clarey # 22, Mark
Edmondson # 8, Ryan Liesmer # 27, Shane Johnson # 9, Todd Witt # 30, Tony Shattuck #
25, Jared Barker # 11, Casey Garman # 19, Ben Vanlderstine # 14, Dave Herr # 28, Joe
Siple # 13, Joe Klatke # 18, and Coach John Smith # 1
HIVIAIDS Awareness Mobilization
May 3 & 4 Ames AlDS Awareness Weekend
Sponsored by the AlDS Coalition of Story County in
participation of the 14th International AlDS Candlelight Memorial and Mobilization.
Sunday, May 4 from 9-10 p.m.
A candlelit march starting at the east side of Lake
Laverne, by the Memorial Union, finishing at the
campanile with a special speaker and short prayer.
*Bring an umbrella in case of rain*
"Light a path for
1 HIV/AIDS Awareness."
Vernon R. Condon
(Photo by Patrice Harson)
There are over 150 children participating in the youth soccer program being held
at DMACC Boone Campus. The program, set up by Terry Jamieson, is an attempt to bring soccer to the youth of Boone.
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Ann Watts
The disappointment with stolen
items from the library. This is really
the first time we've had to face that
kind of negativity and it's been real
hard for all of us to come to terms
Dan Duffee
The turn around of the men's
went from
good to play-off material and they
jelled together.
Sharon Hughes
Kriss Philips
Outside of academics, the Mexican
Fiesta because we had such a
variety of students and community
people. Also, the revival of our
athletic program.
Taking the social issues class with
Professor McNair and all the young
people. It was a fascinating
experience because of the things I
learned about myself, others and
the world around me.
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at a loss of ideas for a while. You need to
Upon completing graduation, you will find
remind yourself that it is important to stay busy at least to keep your thoughts active and your
mind focused on those goals.
Now that you have finished one hurdle, it is time to jump over another. Keep your eyes open so
YOU can be aware of the path that lies ahead. only you can defeat any obstacles, so don't let
anyone stand in your way.
Money is a bit tight for you now, so you need to prioritize your eqenses. It would be wise to
find ekployment as soon as you can because tho; college loans won't wait. Don't wony, you
can always move in with Mom and Dad.
Graduation will make a responsible person out of you ( If you aren't already). To make it easy
on yourself, try to establish a routine now, and as new tasks work their way into your life, just
add them into your schedule later.
Now that you've completed what you set out to do, you can take some time and go a little nuts.
Try a new adventure or experience something you've wanted to do for a while. You'll be glad
you went out on a limb while you had time.
Your creativity kicks in at the end of the school year, and even though it's too late for school,
it's not too late for you. Let yourself go and don't stop until you absolutely have to. There are
some cool things out there to try.
Don't look to wealth and prosperity to give you happiness, because it will only leave you
longing for something else. You will need to find a career that gives you more personal
fulfillment and satisfaction. Consider working for yourself doing something that you love.
There are certain societal limitations preventing you from being happy right now. Look past
these things and you will find hidden opportunities. Take any negativity in your life and use it
to push past these obstacles.
This is a great time in your life for change. You are optimistic and energized, and are ready to
take on the world. Take this time to truly enjoy yourself, but remember to keep your drive
going by focusing on goals.
Take the free time you have after graduation to get back to your roots. Go visit your family and
friends and touch base with your home. No matter where you go or what you do in life, you
won't truly succeed without love.
Now is your time to relax and bask in the warmth of the sun. Rest and enjoy yourself before
you set out to conquer the world. Do not forget that one of the most important things in life is
the ability to play.
Keep up with the momentum of graduation, and embark on a journey of creativity. Build
something, start new projects and put all your ideas dam on paper. Use your persistence to
climb the ladder to success!